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Jul 8, 2012 6:30pm PDT
opposes disclosure laws because the super-rich just might be bullied and harassed by the rest of us who want to know who's buying our elections. so that the editorial page of "the wall street journal" asks us to have pity on billionaires and those little ol' corporations and their ceos who just might have their tender feelings hurt. if they were exposed to boycotts and pickets, were it known which candidates they were buying. wait a minute. weren't we taught the first amendment also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble and petition, even to boycott and picket? that's what a couple of hundred protesters were doing just the other day. they marched to the d.c. offices of american crossroads and crossroads gps. those are the right-wing money mills run by the mastermind of much of this massive fund-raising, karl rove. he's making a bundle himself buying and selling "free speech," while at the same time deploring the disclosure of big donors' names as "shameful" intimidation. exercising their first amendment rights, the demonstrators taped a kind of wanted poster on rove's office door
Jul 29, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. to the story of a warrior, told in his own words. what he has to say is for all of us to hear, but especially those of us who have never been in combat. karl marlantes, a small-town boy from oregon, the son of a soldier, a graduate of yale, landed in vietnam in october 1968, and was placed in charge of 1st platoon, charlie company, 1st battalion, 4th marine regiment. one year later he came home with two purple hearts, the navy cross, the bronze star, ten air medals, and memories that screamed at him. he finished his degree in philosophy at oxford on a rhodes scholarship and spent the next 30 years in business, all the while wrestling with the demons that came home with him. finally, in the late '90s, he asked the veterans administration for help, and began treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. two years ago he published a novel. he had been working on it ever since he came home from vietnam, "matterhorn," the story of a young 2nd lieutenant leading a rifle platoon of 40 marines on a remote jungle hill. critics called it "a powerhouse. tense, brutal honest," "unforgettable," "moving an
Jul 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
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Jul 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
as "war is a force that gives us meaning," his weekly column for the website "truthdig" and freelance articles for a variety of other publications, chris hedges has taken his life's experience covering the brutality of combat and shaped a world view in which morality and faith, and the importance of truth-telling, dissent and social activism take precedence, even if it means going to jail. welcome, chris hedges. >> thank you. >> tell me about joe sacco. he was your companion on this trip. and he was your, in effect, co-author. although he was sketching instead of writing. >> i've known joe since the war in bosnia. we met when he was working on his book, "gorazde." and i was not a reader of graphic novels. but i watched him work. and i certainly know a brilliant journalist when i see one. and he is one of the most brilliant journalists i've ever met. he reports it out with such depth and integrity and power, and then he draws it out. and i realized that an extremely important component of this book was making visible these invisible communities, because we don't see them. they're shut
Jul 16, 2012 9:00pm PDT
in the history of markets." all this explains why i wanted to talk to sheila bair. she's a hero to many of us for her long fight for an honest and accountable banking system. after years working on capitol hill, at the treasury department, the new york stock exchange and the commodity futures trading commission, she was appointed by president george w. bush to head the federal deposit insurance corporation, the fdic. now as senior advisor to the pew charitable trust, sheila bair has ju organized a private group ofinanci experts called the systemic risk council. among its members, former fed chairman paul volcker, former senators bill bradley and alan simpson, john reed, once the chairman of citigroup, and brooksley born, the former cftc chairman who back in the 1990s accurately predicted an economic meltdown. its mission, to prevent the banking industry from scuttling the reforms created by the dodd-frank act, and, hopefully, prevent another crash. she has a book coming out in late september about the need for reform called "taking the bull by the horns." she's also written two books for chil
Jul 9, 2012 4:00pm EDT
." >> is there a cellar under here? >> as old as the house. there used to be wood all over the floor down-- that's brunton's muffler, i'd swear to it. >> watson. [dramatic music] ♪ >> inspector. this is a friend of mine, dr. watson. >> inspector, i have some experience in forensic pathology. the man has been dead for two days. cause of death: suffocation. >> no wound or bruise on his person, sir? >> none. >> accident, eh? >> oh, there's no doubt about it. he must have been down there alone, and the flagstone just fell shut on him, poor fellow. >> sir reginald, i'm told that your butler was down in the cellar in an unused part of the house. what was his business there, sir? >> a butler's duties are many and varied, inspector. i can't possibly answer that question. >> well, no one would have heard his cries for help in that part of the house. that is the point, surely, inspector. >> [screams] >> tregallis. >> rachel! she done it! she killed him! that's why she run away! >> tregallis. >> rachel? >> it's nothing. the servants are naturally upset. >> well, who is this rachel? >> one of my housemaids. she was
Jul 1, 2012 6:30pm PDT
's argument had "injured us more, and has been as great a barrier to our emancipation as any thing that has ever been advanced against us," for it had " sunk deep into the hearts of millions of the whites, and never will be removed this side of eternity." so, the ideal of equality jefferson proclaimed, he also betrayed. he got it right when he wrote about "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." as the core of our human aspirations. but he lived it wrong, denying to others the rights he claimed for himself. and that's how jefferson came to embody the oldest and longest war of all -- the war between the self and the truth, between what we know and how we live. so enjoy the fireworks and flags, the barbecues and bargain sales. but hold this thought as well -- that behind this fourth of july holiday are human beings who were as flawed and conflicted as they were inspired. if they were to look upon us today they most likely would think as they did then, how much remains to be done. with those contradictions of american history in mind, this seemed a good time to talk with khalil gibran muh
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